A lot of the people I knew who also made bayat with the skaykh traveled to touba pretty regularly. I would love to go sometime.
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10/21/07 at 1:54am
Hi from New Zealand. My husband is muslim and from Pakistan. we have a son named Arman and a (sabine or ridvan on the way in 2 weeks - depending on the sex)
Its nice to see so many communities represented here.
If you live in the U.S. and vote, would you mind sharing who you're thinking of voting for next year? I was leaning towards Obama until he talked about how dropping missiles in Pakistan was a possibility. I'm not really a single-issue voter (although if I was the issue would be the environment) but I'm wondering who you think is the most supportive of Muslims?
I am going for Obama.
We have got so many issues that it is hard to pick a canidate just based on those.It is going to be SO HARD for anyone elected to walk in and start repairing the enormous mess Bush has made.
I like Obama because.....
1. He is married to a strong, outspoken woman
2. He has really had to search and understand himself, with his mixed roots- I think his chaacter is solid because of this
3. He is of genuine character and seems very God-centered
4. I think he really wants to do the "right thing"
5. He is worldly- lived in Indonesia, has family in Kenya, he sees the big picture because of this
6. His first book is awesome, Dreams of my father
7. He is connected to everyone in some way- white american mother, black african father, muslim family, christian family, Indonesian step father, struggling single mom, elder grandparents who he lived with, lived in Hawaii, lived in Indonesia, grass roots work in south side chicago, shit, he is even realted to Dick Cheney!
8. He is a loving father
I like Obama for his inner strength and character.
I am tired of politicians.
He is running the "rat race" with conciouseness
i consider myself a traditional muslim and some people (who don't know me) say i'm strict but that's only because i "look" really muslim (whatever that means . in reality, i am a crunchy granola, food growing, clothes making, west african dance teaching (sabar, waaw waaw!), wolof/pulaar/hausa learning, one day repatriating to Africa sister who is really down to earth. yes, i am diligent with my Islam but that is because my deen has saved me from many a peril and i love the straight path. i'm really just a big goof ball trying to be the best i can be.
Personally I think being strict in our religion embraces rather than requires an exception regarding being crunchy, food growing (check the hadith about planting the seed from which a person or animal eats being counted as a charity, you know?), etc, etc, etc, and nearly necessitates being down-to-earth goofballs trying to be the best that we can be. But maybe that's just me. :
Assalamu 'alaikum, Sisters
My name is Dina and I live in Northern California. I gave birth this March to a beautiful baby girl, called Nakia, Alhamdulillah. I'm originally from Indonesia, but have been living in the US since 1998. I married to a wonderful convert/revert Caucasian American since 2000, Alhamdulillah.
I'm an entrepreneur wannabe and like photography. I attend sister halaqah once a week and I really enjoy it.
I'm really happy to find and joined this tribe...